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First Year Project: Race in America
The First Year Project journeyed to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta for an expert panel on racial tensions
Miller Center historian Russell Riley commented on President Trump's first address to Congress for Public Radio International
Barbara Perry, the Miller Center's director of presidential studies, quoted in Bloomberg Politics on Trump's address
Barbara Perry and Marc Selverstone invite you to join them in Boston for a special program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth
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The First Year Project
At a moment when political partisanship and rancor is most acute, the Miller Center is showing a better way: Republicans and Democrats pulling together to help the new president lead the most effective first year possible
Since the landmark FDR administration, presidents have obsessed about their accomplishments in the first hundred days, but maybe they shouldn't, argues Rutgers historian David Greenberg
The president can no longer pretend we can meet the fiscal challenges we face without paying for them, contends budget expert Jared Bernstein
Watch a First Year video overview of the national security challenges confronting the new president
Secret White House Tapes
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Upon hearing of William Rehnquist's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Nixon telephoned him from the Oval Office to offer some final advice
President Kennedy suffered from poor health and pain throughout his life. In this telephone call, Kennedy asks the White House physician to "send up a little extra medication."
He was the father of our country. And he set the model for every president who followed.
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
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